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National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:41
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA
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Description: The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is a periodic survey initiated to provide current information on fertility and infertility, family planning, childbearing, contraceptive practice, and other aspects of maternal and child health and to gauge the effects of these processes on population growth.

Population: Cycles one through five of the survey were administered through in person interviews with only women, ages 15-44. Cycle six involved interviews with 12,571 participants, including both men and women, ages 15-44. Cycle seven involved interviews with 22,682 participants, including both men and women, ages 15-44, to give a nationally representative sample. Cycle eight is expected to include ~5000 interviews annually.

Periodicity: Data has been collected in seven cycles: Cycles one through five (1973, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1995), Cycle six (2002), and Cycle seven (2006-2010). Cycle eight (2011-2015) began in September 2011.

Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Fertility.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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